St. John Paul II Society Events in New York City
September 29, 2017
The St. John Paul II Society, a spiritual society under the care of the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, is sponsoring several events at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City in the month of October.
On Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 pm, the St. John Paul II Society will host a Holy Hour together with the Frassati Fellowship of NYC. Msgr. Slawomir Oder, postulator of St. John Paul II’s cause for canonization, will preach. Relics of Fatima visionary St. Jacinta Marto, a piece of the dress she wore during the apparition and a bandage from her final illness, will be presented for veneration together with a relic of St. John Paul II.
On Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 pm, the Society will host a Mass for the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. The Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza, Titular Archbishop of Suacia and Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations; Msgr. Slawomir Oder, postulator of St. John Paul II’s cause for canonization, will preach.
Beginning on October 13, the Society will sponsor a novena of Masses leading up to the Feast of St. John Paul II on October 22. Intentions may be added to the novena here.
An exhibition of the works of Dominican priest and sculptor Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P, will be on display at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer through October 15. The exhibit includes four pieces permanently present in the church as well as a special display of maquettes related to McGlynn’s statue of Our Lady of Fatima on loan from Providence College. Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P., 1906-1977 was a Dominican Priest and trained sculptor who viewed his art as part of his apostolic mission. The exhibit, sponsored by the St. John Paul II Society and made possible through the cooperation of Providence College, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and the dedication of the Shrine of the St. John Paul II Society.